Associate Professor Brahmaputra (Brahm) Marjadi


Associate Professor in Community Engaged Learning and Associate Dean for Engagement at the School of Medicine


Brahm has a medical degree and general practice training from Indonesia. He has been a medical academic since 1996. His teaching portfolio spans medical microbiology, infection control, epidemiology, research methods, evidence-based medicine, medical anthropology, and social determinants of health, and across medical, nursing, public health, and pharmacy courses. He has taught in the undergraduate, Honours, Master’s and PhD levels in Indonesia and Australia. Joining Western Sydney University in 2013, Brahm now serves as the School of Medicine's Associate Dean for Engagement where he oversees and develops the School's community engagement partnerships and initiatives. Brahm is also the Senior Advisor of Medicine in Context, the School’s flagship community engaged learning program.

Brahm brings to his works at THRI his vast community engagement networks and his expertise in community engaged learning, cross-cultural knowledge translation, and diversity, intersectionality, equity and inclusion.

Research Interests

  • Community engaged learning
  • Diversity, intersectionality, equity and inclusion
  • Cross-cultural knowledge translation


  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • International Community of Practice on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Medical Education
  • Western Sydney University Ally Network; Rainbow Western (Founding Member); Sexualities and Genders Research; Badugulang; Social Justice Network; We-CALD (Founding Member)
  • Cultural Diversity Network, Inc.
  • Australian Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Network
  • Community Engagement Fellows Coalition, Western Washington University


  • School of Medicine Executive; Curriculum; and Year 3/5 Management Committees
  • School of Medicine Community Engaged Teaching, Learning & Research Panel
  • Western Engagement Network
  • Vice Chancellor’s Gender Equity Committee

Qualifications and Awards

  • Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement US Tier One Reviewer, 2023
  • WSU Excellence in Academic Leadership, 2022
  • Fellow of Public Health Association of Australia, 2022
  • Public Health Association of Australia Mentor of the Year, 2022
  • WSU Highly Commended in Academic Leadership, 2021
  • Advance Higher Education Fellowship UK Accreditor, 2021
  • WSU Excellence in Teaching Partnerships, 2020
  • WSU Citations for Meritorius Service to the University, 2020
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Advance HE, UK, 2019
  • WSU Excellence in University Engagement and Sustainability, 2017 (double awards)
  • WSU Excellence in University Engagement and Sustainability, 2015
  • PhD University of New South Wales, 2009
  • UNSW Medicine Dean's List for Outstanding Research, 2008
  • MPH University of New South Wales, 2001

Research and Publications


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